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  • Copper Storage Disease Research Paper

    Copper Storage Disease Bedlington terriers with high liver values, necrotizing livers, lethargy, vomiting, ascites, icterus, and abdominal pain can all describe the devastating news of the Copper Storage Disease. Pets with this disease are infected for the rest of their life and can even give this disease to their offspring. However, there is hope! With special diets, vitamins, supplements, medication, and love and care, pets with this disease can still have a life with their family and loved ones. The copper storage disease is very well described in its own name. This disease occurs when the liver receives excess copper and cannot excrete it through the bile, which is the normal metabolism of copper . Nevertheless the liver is not functioning as it normally does and the body cannot excrete the copper, which leads to toxicities. Copper toxicosis is considered to be a secondary disorder in the liver that can lead to primary liver diseases such as chronic hepatitis, hepatic necrosis, and cirrhosis. Furthermore, the copper storage disease can be passed down through generations. The reason for this is because of the DNA marker, which is an autosomal recessive gene that can be passed down to offspring from the sire or dam . Therefore, this…

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  • Wilson's Disease Case Study

    Wilson's disease (WD) is an inherited disorder affecting copper metabolism. The first known case was described by Dr Samuel Alexander Kinnier Wilson in 1912,(1) and after that, studies have revealed many of its associated biochemical disturbances(2) and genetic abnormalities. The physical aspect of the disease affects mostly the live and the brain A distinguishable feature of WD is that medical therapy can be used to treat patients without symptoms as well as patients already suffering from the…

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  • Charlie Wilsons War Movie Analysis

    In the 1980's, America was at war but not traditionally. America was not committing troops but was investing supplies and money to help defeat the soviets from invading Afghanistan. Many wondered what and how Americans were involved, but most of us knew that communism had to be stopped. Charlie Wilson's War movie portrayed the events during the 1980's and how a Texas congressman succeeded to defeat the soviets. Charlie Wilson's War, otherwise known as Operation Cyclone, is a movie telling the…

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  • Benefits Of Genetic Engineering

    As it states in Source A “ Even without a ban, it will be upper-class parents who can afford pricey genetic technologies. “ this evidence shows that if their was no limits to genetic engineering then the rich people would become even more elite because not only would they have money but they also would not be plagued with the common genetic disease that the rest of the population would have to deal with. Also in Source A it states “Sooner or later, as the most glaring genetic liabilities will…

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  • The Ethics Of Euthanasia In The Victorian Era

    There are other key reasons that also lead people to become unaccepting of death, one of which being advancements in modern medicine and science. As mentioned above, common illnesses and diseases such as pneumonia, that once proved to be fatal for many, no longer play a large risk due to modern medicine. People today are not as quick to die from illnesses as they once were, instead there are cures available, or at least treatments that can hold off death for a number of years. This results in…

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  • Major Causes: The Death Of A Child

    viewed as mechanistic when it is viewed as working like a machine with different components or parts. The mechanistic body has no interaction with the world or environment surrounding it, therefore the mechanistic body is functioning independently. According to Marcum (2004), the human body is viewed as a material, mechanized objet that is reducible to a collection of physical parts. From this perspective, the patient’s body is “a machine composed of individual body parts, which can be fixed or…

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  • Biomedical Model Advantages And Disadvantages

    the environment. Repudiate psychological, environment and social influences. And the three health languages are;  Diagnosis: this investigates any disease or illness through medical procedures by observation of signs and symptoms and this is notice by the client’s history and test. In order for the professional to get the result you will need to through…

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  • Neurology Case Study

    In the late 1900s scientists were able to describe a rare congenital genetic disease called “1p36” for the first time. Later, in 2001, a girl named Sonia was born; two weeks after her birth, she had heart failure and her parents had to take her to the hospital due to low vital signs; that was the first time doctors noticed that there was something wrong with her. A couple of days later, they realized that not only her heart wasn’t functioning properly, but she had low muscle tone, and seizures.…

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  • Confusion Between Euthanasia And Other End-Life Decisions

    Euthanasia is one of the most common argument in our society. Euthanasia, the act to end one’s life painlessly who is suffering from incurable or painful disease. However, Euthanasia is illegal in many countries because many people refer it as assisted suicide. Euthanasia can be referred as painless and happy death without going through suffering. According to Wikipedia, Euthanasia was first used in medical context by Francis Bacon. Nevertheless, I supported Euthanasia because every patient has…

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  • Uc Davis Medical Center Internship Reflection

    My internship is at UC Davis Medical Center in the Clinical Social Services Department. This semester, the interns are doing rounds in the hospital. What that means is that each week, I am in a different unit of the hospital shadowing a Social Worker and taking cases if I feel comfortable. With that being said, I have not had the opportunity to have a client for a long period of time. Next semester, I will have to chose one or two units that I want to work in and that is where I will have my own…

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